Desert Flower is a drama film, set for release in the USA on March 18, 2011. The film is written and directed by Sherry Horman and stars Liya Kebede as Waris Dirie, Sally Hawkins as Marylin, Craig Parkinson as Neil, Meera Syal as Pushpa Patel, Anthony Mackie as Harold Jackson, Juliet Stevenson as Lucinda, Timothy Spall as Terry Donaldson, Soraya Omar-Scego as Waris, Teresa Churcher as Nurse Anne, Elli as European Man, Eckart Friz as Spike, Anna Hilgedieck as Tilda, Matt Kaufman as Burger Bar Manager, Emma Kay as Immigration officer and Prashant Prabhakar as Kami.

Plot summery: “Desert Flower” follows the true Cinderella-like journey of Waris Dirie, who escaped Somalia at the age of 13 and spent her adolescence as a maid in her country’s London embassy. A regime change forces her onto the streets of London, but she is discovered by a famous fashion photographer, and this scared, homeless runaway evolves into a glamorous runway superstar. 

Her beauty and courage open doors to an exciting career, but her life is even more transformed by her tenacity to fight against the poverty and cultural traditions that earlier had forced her to run away from her home and family. Her work resulted in her being named United Nations special ambassador for women's rights in Africa in 1997.


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